Tyson's Brave Battalion

Tyson's Brave Battalion
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” ~Samuel Johnson

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Recovery from surgery, Steroids & Shirts

It's funny to say recovery from surgery!  It's like he didn't even have surgery.  His port insertion site doesn't hurt unless he bumps it and today he's doing flips on the tramp and out playing with friends.  I do already see the effects of the steroids however.   He hasn't had to take them since April because of his fungal infection (fungus like steroids).  Normally he should take them for five days every time he gets vincristine which is once a month.  The steroids and the vincristine work together to keep the Leukemia away.  When he takes them he gets extra hungry, easily agitated, and his eyes look sunken with dark circles around them.  Luckily all of that wears off fast cause he only has to take them for five days.  Normally, because of the chemo he takes at night, he isn't hungry in the morning, but with steroids in him he wants to eat as soon as he wakes up
 He even took this one with him when we took the girls to school.  Today he has had a bowl of lucky charms, some spaghetti, pudding, and 3 whole pb&j sandwiches.  He is still in a pretty good mood so far though...whew!
 Ty had to miss preschool Tuesday to go to PCMC so while he was gone his class made him a very cute get well poster!  He loves it!  Thank you so much Miss Shelley!
I have a few Idaho Fighers T-shirts left over from the CureSearch walk that has a pic of Ty and a few of the other Idaho cancer fighters on it.  If you want one let me know via email or text me jfamily8@juno.com  I'll give them on a first come first serve basis for $7.00 a piece.  Here are the sizes I have: 1 Men's xlg, 2 Men's xxlg, 3 Men's lg, 4 Men's sm, 2 Women's xlg, 2 Women's lg, 4 Women's med, 1 Women's sm, 2 Kids xsm, 1 kids sm, 1 kids med, 1 kids lg.
These are great cause they advertise the Tenley Foundation for us so if you want to help us advertise our awesome charity with a shirt let me know asap!!  I'm not ordering more shirts so act quick if you want one.  Thanks!!

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